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Entergy | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Job Description

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Other
MRV Minimum Salary: $110,000.00
MRV Maximum Salary: $164,000.00
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1.00
Req ID: 71408
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


Manage development of standards for use in design, construction, operation, maintenance, and planning of transmission line, substation and relaying facilities. Manage the exploration of new technologies and their application potential on the Entergy system, including the coordination of universities and technical consortia. Coordinate with Engineering, Project Management, Construction and Supply Chain to ensure material procurement and contracts for all capital projects occurs properly.

Lead and facilitate group resources in the development of design, construction, operation, maintenance, and planning standards to provide for safe, reliable, technically sound transmission line, substation and relay facilities.

Provide leadership, direction and oversight for various building blocks within Transmission Design Basis including standards development, technology evaluations, university and technical consortium interactions, material and contract management, workgroup direction and strategic planning, and compliance.

Develop standards to help operational areas achieve lowest life cycle cost of installed equipment.

Lead the implementation of new technologies into project designs.

Respond to regulatory compliance issues; Provide technical engineering expertise in developing responses to regulatory requests from FERC, NERC, SERC and other regulatory bodies. Participate on industry forums, serving as Entergy's representative on national, industry committees.

Accountable for monitoring and controlling project costs, project schedules and required deliverables of project materials and contracts to meet project goals and critical milestones to accomplish required levels of customer satisfaction. Requires development of strong relationships with applicable vendors.

Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

Minimum experience required of the position
Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the utility industry with experience in various engineering disciplines. Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory or leadership experience preferred.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position
Extensive knowledge of transmission line, substation, and system protection design, construction, operations and maintenance practices; Mastery of applicable material specifications, procurement practices, and vendor relationships. Thorough understanding of planning, project management, operations and/or construction. Viewed as company expert and able to represent the company at industry committee, professional organizations. Frequently involved and selected to participate in development of industry standards. Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multi-projects simultaneously. Capable of moving frequently between multiple tasks, while prioritizing conflicting priorities. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the Company. Sound analytical, problem solving and documentation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills; team player. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), budgets, financial procedures, and property accounting.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position
Professional Engineer registration in at least 1 state in Entergy service area desired.


EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.


Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

About Entergy

Entergy Corporation (Entergy) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. It owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatt of aggregate electric generating capacity. The Company is also a nuclear power generator in the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: Utility and Non-Utility Nuclear. In addition to its two primary, reportable, operating segments, Entergy also operates the non-nuclear wholesale assets business. The non-nuclear wholesale assets business sells to wholesale customers the electric power produced by power plants that it owns while it focuses on improving performance and exploring sales or restructuring opportunities for its power plants. As of December 31, 2009, Entergy delivered electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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